n. riding breeches cut very full over the hips and tapering at the knees to become tight-fitting from the knees to the ankles. an ankle-high shoe for wearing with such breeches, having a strap that encircles the ankle and buckles on the side. Example Sentences: “A couple of the jodhpured girls were fussing around him.” ~ Terry Pratchett, Soul Music (pg. 53)
[ahy-det-ik] adj. of, pertaining to, or constituting visual imagery vividly experienced and readily reproducible with great accuracy and great detail. of or pertaining to eidos. Example Sentences: Do you have an eidetic memory? Sensory information storage is also known as sensory register, sensory store, and eidetic and echoic memory.
[des-wi-tood, -tyood] n. the state of being no longer used or practiced. Example Sentences: Not only is the language actually growing, but old words take on new senses, while others drift into desuetude. The general desuetude and incompetents of students is appalling to him.
[ahydz] n. (in the ancient Roman calendar) the fifteenth day of March, May, July, and October, and the thirteenth day of the other months. Example Sentences: “Beware the Ides of March.” (Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare) Something always happens on the ides.
This takes you to this week’s WotW. Lawhimsy explains this better than I do. Word Nerd : Quaintrelle.
n. verbal abuse or castigation; violent denunciation or condemnation. Example Sentences: His remarks roused her anger and vituperation, of course, yet many in the audience thought he had a point. But there is another weapon which he is not likely to throw aside, and that is vituperation.
[soo–sur–uhs] n. a soft murmuring or rustling sound; whisper. v. to make a soft rustling sound; whisper; murmur. Example Sentences “A susurrus of dismay rustled through the ranks of the Aboriginal leaders gathered there.” ~ Annabel Crabb; Gracious Rudd Turns Grubby; The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia); Oct 31, 2009. “A susurrus of falling water from… Continue reading WotW: Susurrus
[NEE] adj. born (placed after the name of a married woman to introduce her maiden name) Example Sentences: Rates vary depending on how many people and how big of a cottage you nee. Janice Locke nee Dolohov was the mother of four children.
[klou-der] n. a group or cluster of cats Example Sentences: “A girl separated from her clowder . . . and practically knocked me down to get to him.” (Nevermore by James Patterson, pg. 25) The wind began howling like a clowder singing cats, or a lost chthonic horror outside.
[uh–bey–uhns] n. temporary inactivity, cessation, or suspension. Law: a state or condition of real property in which title is not as yet vested in a known titleholder. Example Sentences: To make matters worse, after years in modest abeyance, the disease is on the rise. Royal ceremonies had fallen into abeyance, and the throne’s political influence… Continue reading WotW: Abeyance